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October 7 2015

Latest student housing builds complete in Glasgow
A student residential duo has been unveiled in Glasgow’s west end following completion of a £10m conversion programme carried out by Kier Construction and Elder & Cannon Architects.

Stewart House and Clifton House, two former office blocks, have been turned into accommodation in a joint venture between Kier Property and Amber Infrastructure Group with a view to serving the nearby University of Glasgow.

Pip Prongué, director of Lysander Student Properties Limited, commented: “This partnership has delivered two highly sustainable, contemporary and functional developments, completed to the very best in industry standards.”

Stewart House on Elderslie Street offers 51 studio flats with ensuite facilities whilst its larger brother at Clifton Place will offer 213 beds to the market.

6 Comments

qmd
#1 Posted by qmd on 7 Oct 2015 at 11:21 AM
love the architecture, but not the programme.
Sven
#2 Posted by Sven on 7 Oct 2015 at 12:25 PM
Why did they keep the brown brick facade? If they extended the white rendering to cover the brick then the building would look ok. At present it looks like 2 buildings joined together rather than one cohesive ensemble. Because of this the design is a failure.
Partick Bateman
#3 Posted by Partick Bateman on 7 Oct 2015 at 13:40 PM
Don't worry Sven, within a few years that lovely white render will pretty much match the colour of the bricks below.
Mr. Gentle
#4 Posted by Mr. Gentle on 7 Oct 2015 at 14:12 PM
'Because of this the design is a failure'

Seems a tad harsh. A trip down google street view memory lane suggests that the external fabric has barely been touched and that the 'render' is actually most likely concrete panels given a lick of anti carbonation paint or the likes.

That said, it'd be interesting to see some interior pics. UR?
Chris Ditchfield
#5 Posted by Chris Ditchfield on 8 Oct 2015 at 12:51 PM
Did these get finished in time for the 2015 term start last month? If not, they'll be sitting half empty til Sept '16 ?? Some indication of how well let they are would help assess what looks to be an internal refurb with little effort on the facades.
E=mc2
#6 Posted by E=mc2 on 9 Oct 2015 at 21:45 PM
Looks like a giant Space Invader

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